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Kansas City man charged with federal gun crime after arrest at local club

February 4, 2013

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Kansas Department of Corrections photo of Dion Marcell Jones.

Kansas Department of Corrections photo of Dion Marcell Jones.

A 21-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man has been charged with felony gun possession following a Sunday morning arrest at Magic Lounge, 804 W. 24th St.

Dion Marcell Jones was arrested after police responded to Magic Lounge following a concert that had performers and attendees from a "criminal street gang from the Kansas City, Kan." area, according to the criminal complaint.

The same gang had been "involved in numerous incidences involving firearm violence over several years."

Officers walking through the parking lot of Magic noticed a Glock brand handgun concealed under the front seat of a Chevrolet Impala shortly after 1 a.m. Police conducted surveillance on the vehicle, and when Jones entered the car, arrested him.

Jones is currently on probation stemming from a 2012 drug-selling conviction out of Wyandotte County. Jones has been transferred from the Douglas County Jail to federal custody.

Comments

LadyWolf 1 year, 2 months ago

" thank God taxes haven't been irresponsibly cut to the extent that the police who noticed the gun would've been laid off or furloughed".....yet!!

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Alyosha 1 year, 2 months ago

Great example of good police work removing a threat before anything terrible happened.

And yet another example of how trained and professional government employees — the police, here — along with enforcement of laws designed to keep the peace and foster the public good, are a necessary defense against gun violence.

Note how it was not the vigilante fantasy of "a good guy with a gun" that stopped potential gun violence, but a well-trained professional government employee.

Great job, police officers. And thank God taxes haven't been irresponsibly cut to the extent that the police who noticed the gun would've been laid off or furloughed.

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benofthebull 1 year, 2 months ago

Good to know that even in 2013 a group of black people gathered is still considered a gang. Way to go LPD the streets of Lawrence are once again safe from criminals. I'm sure this 'complaint' was made by one of the cops themselves perceiving an ominous threat from a gang of black people. Remember Topeka Police Department last year? I'm sure that guy was a gang member with a registered weapon too right? #FTP

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MacHeath 1 year, 2 months ago

Good catch! Keep it up.

It should be public knowledge who owns the property. You could probably look it up. Whomever owns it, probably rents it to another person. These are pertinent questions. Just like the deal with Frankenstein ( I don't remember that freaks name) and the Hetzel Parks estate. Old lady Parks didn't say a word about it until the county threatened her. I don't know why the J/W doesn't include that info in articles like this...unless they are Simons family friends, like old lady Parks.

Hey Hittle, look up who owns that property, who owns the liquor license, and who rents the property.

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FarneyMac 1 year, 2 months ago

I think it's about time to take a bulldozer to 804 W 24th St. I don't think anything other than underage drinking and violence has happened there in at least 15 years, regardless of the bar's name or ownership. And considering I got into a drunken fight there as a KU freshman in 1997, I think that streak goes back quite a ways.

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budtugly 1 year, 2 months ago

Windjammer the point is you can make all the laws you want. "Gentlemen" like this guy do not care. They are not going to obey them. It used to be that a felon in possession of a gun got a hard 5 years, that is 5 years no parole. I don't know if that is the case anymore but If not, then that did not even work. So make more laws, all they will do is disarm law abiding citizens. And by the way I have a life, thank you very much.

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sierraclub 1 year, 2 months ago

If the gun was concealed, how did they see it? That makes no sense to me at all.

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jhawkinsf 1 year, 2 months ago

Representing the 'dotte. And the Magic Club as well.

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budtugly 1 year, 2 months ago

Lets make another law banning guns that will fix this problem!

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